Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Heartfelt note from Laura

Hello,

Today's post is so bittersweet for me. It has been coming for a while now, but I didn't really want to face it.

You see, for very personal reasons, this site is so important to me.  I am visually impaired and this online community of creatives has filled a social void for me, and many others that have their own reasons to join this wonderful community. Some crafters have reported not having any “real life” friends that enjoy this particular hobby, others live too remotely to attend crops and some have issues similar to mine which means they too spend a lot of time at home alone. Of course, many just love the online aspect in addition to “in person” events.

That said, it is necessary that I close down Stuck?! Sketches, as I must switch gears and reduce my scrapbooking to only occasionally and halt the other duties that go along with running my site.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people that have touched my heart and inspired me greatly over the years. Stuck?! Sketches has always had the most wonderful design teams and the current one is particularly lovely in their support of me and each other. They work hard to meet their deadlines, and comment on our many, many entries each month.  Some even create process videos, too!  Trust me I know how long all of these tasks take. And I truly appreciate each of our team members. Janice in particular, needs a special thank you for being a great help and friend to me, I couldn't have run Stuck?! Sketches without her help all these years!

I would like to thank each of you, our treasured followers, for playing along with us month after month, we wish we could give you all prizes! Thank you for sharing your creations and bits of your lives with us!

And speaking of prizes, the generous support of our sponsors has truly meant the world to me. It has allowed me to do what I love; sharing sketches and layouts with the scrapbooking community; amassing talented design teams to inspire and cheer on our followers; and give away more prizes than I can count! You can view our sponsor page, for a list of our most recent and super generous sponsors.

Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't thank my husband, Ian, for his help and support of this site and my passion for this hobby.

As a thank you to all of you, a sketchbook of all of my sketches for Stuck?! Sketches has been created, you can download a free pdf version here.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. And again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

Laura
xo

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sponsors who sketch!

Hello friends!

I am popping back in for one final share and to say a huge thank you for all of the sweet comments that have been left here! I thought some of you may be looking for sources of new sketch inspiration so I thought I would give a shout out to some of the lovely companies that have sponsored us recently!


My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club, offers monthly sketch challenges, and you do not need to be a member of the club to play along. You can find the monthly sketches here, on their blog, they are usually revealed on the 15th.  And for a bit of fun info. the sketches throughout 2018 have been created by yours truly!



Scrapbook Nerd, also offers sketches, you can find them on their blog here,



The Scraproom Kit Club offers monthly sketch challenges, on their blog, you do not need to be a member to play.  Find a link to each current sketch in their side bar.



Cocoa Daisy Kit Club also offers a monthly sketch challenge, you can find the reveals here.



Paper Issues, offers many challenges each month, and one is usually a sketch.  You can find all of the current challenge here, on their Facebook group.


I encourage you to pop over to each site, to check out their challenges and be sure to rad up on the rules, time lines, etc. for each one!

Have a great day!
Laura
xo